Former RMC President Gary Thurber Elected Head of Mid-America Union » The Mid-America Union Conference Executive Committee voted Gary Thurber, current executive secretary of Lake Union Conference, as the new MAUC president. Chaired by Dan Jackson, North American Division president, the committee, meeting in Lincoln, NE, on August 11, considered 18 names from which Thurber was elected.
Before the vote, 27 committee members present discussed the qualities needed for the position of the top Mid-America Union leader. Before considering the ten individuals on the short list, the committee, separated into groups of three to pray for those on the recommended list, and for the vote they were about to make. The committee voted four times using secret ballots.
As the news reached the RMC office, the NewsNuggets contacted Ed Barnett in Lincoln, NE. He texted immediately: "I am excited to be working with Gary again!" Thurber was president of RMC between 2009 and 2013.
The Rocky Mountain Conference family congratulates Pastor and Mrs. Gary Thurber, wishing them God’s wisdom and guidance as they undertake this new church assignment. We are delighted to have somebody next door whom we know. [Rajmund Dabrowski]
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